Rapprochement Crisis (If I say it was a dream, will you listen?) by Meg Tuite

Swoon’s first release of 2014 is a collaboration with the American poet and fiction writer Meg Tuite. In a recent blog post, he writes:

After “I’m sorry but I’ve witnessed what’s under your suburban bruises” it was clear for me I wanted to work with the words of Meg Tuite again .

Last summer we started another collaboration.
Soundscapes by my hand were sent to her, words came flying back to me.
Back and forth…

Words got picked out, recordings were made.


The [sound]track not only give me a title, it also steered me in the right direction for the images. I didn’t want a ‘storyline’ or a strong narrative. They would stand in the way of the words.
On the other hand I wanted strong emotions, truthful. The whole thing needed a dreamlike feeling of alienation to. I decided on a combination of two different sources;
‘Ménilmontant’ (Markus David Sussmanovitch Kaplan, 1926) and ‘Max Fait de la Photo’ (Lucien Nonguet, 1913)
I added colour and some layers of light.

Read the rest. The video also appears along with the full text and a bio of the poet at Atticus Review.

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